All posts by Christopher George

Welcome to all, First of all I wanted to thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about myself. Currently I am working as a receptionist at a certain Institute. I'm not going to give the specifics, but I do love my job. I have been playing games since I was a wee little one. From the time I was 5 I would fight to stay up late so I could watch my father play Super Mario World 2. I would kill to watch, even if I wasn't playing. Watching was good enough back then. I have always had an affinity for gaming, and I believe that I will continue to enjoy it into old age. All the same. I'm looking to meet new people, make new friends. I'm always looking for the next new endeavor. I am currently playing: FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, and Diablo 3. You can find my Steam Profile @ http://steamcommunity.com/id/MajorDragoon1991 Please message me any time if you have any questions or you would like to simply chat it up. If you read this I appreciate your time and effort. Thank you

Found a Free Company!

I have been playing Final Fantasy XIV since December and I spent a lot of time hopping from Free Company to Free Company. I couldn’t really find a place that I belong. After some time searching I can finally admit that I have found a free company that I fit into.

It’s amazing how much finding the right group of people matters when playing an MMO. It’s all about who you hang out with. We may not be the most powerful Free Company, or have a high population, but we certainly make up for it in spirit.

This is my shout out to Oblivion Prophets on Malboro Server. Thanks guys! You have all been great!

If you have ever had an experience like this please feel free to share yours. I’ll be posting pictures of mine own soon to show you guys what I have been up to for the past month.

Rant of The Day: Episode 4: Microsoft Did it again!

Yesterday Microsoft released details concerning the next new installment to the Halo Series. Halo 5: Guardians. I read through the article and looked deep down. My hopes yet again crushed as another Halo title is released and it’s not on PC. My problem? I will not purchase an Xbox One just so I can play Halo. I’m a PC gamer and I have a massive collection of games via Steam, and Origin(Mostly Steam). But the point is, I’m not about to spend all of my hard earned cash so I can play Halo. Fans of the Halo series started out on PC, that’s were the original was made home. Microsoft abandoned those fans who played on PC. Now, it is an Xbox Exclusive and those PC gamers who hope for the title to be released on PC. Our hopes and dreams have been crushed. This is a terrible terrible event.

Maybe one day I will be able to play Halo once again on PC. But until then, I’m not willing to sell out for a single game that a conservative company is not willing to migrate. Sorry Microsoft.

Final Fantasy XIV: The Issues

Final Fantasy is most likely my favorite MMO out there on the market at this time.  When I first started playing I couldn’t get enough of the content.  The classes, the environment and the beautiful dungeons and storyline.  All of this initially drew me in.  But now what?  I’m at endgame, and I’m finding a couple of issues.

I want to itterate that I am in no way, shape or form degrading opinions on the game itself.  Far from it.  I would love to see things improve.

Point 1:  Player Base
When I first started players were very supportive, enjoyable to be around and not demanding.  Now, things have greatly changed.  I go on party finder and see EXCLUSIVE speed runs.  Players who are quick to troll, and degrade players that fail.  There is no lenience.  I have run dungeons and had people yell and scream because one person made a mistake.  Instead of educating players, and players being open to new ideas we find a shallow group and players start dropping.  I attempt to regulate the conversation and help.  Getting attacked my self.  The point is.  When did all the players turn into dicks?  Players are not supportive or cooperative.  This has degraded to the point that I no longer want to play with people.  I hit a dungeon and a lot of time will ignore my chat for the duration.  I have run them all, so…Why not?  I find myself having more enjoyable conversations with the new players.

Point 2:  Outside of Dungeons
The world is beautiful, and yet…Nobody is out there.  I would love if there were more things to do outside of the dungeons and if the rewards made being outside of dungeons from time to time more beneficial.  Instead we see fate spammers in Coerthas, who join together to rack up experience.  Other than that (and ATMA Farming), there is not much to be done outside.  I would love to see more things happen outside of the dungeons that are rewarding players with loot or lots of experience.

Point 3:  Economy
There is not much incentive to purchase armors in the game.  Most of the armor drops that you get from dungeons aren’t purchasable anyway, and even so…It’s probably easier to simply do it yourself anyway.  I wish there was a more open economy.  I wish more items were available to be sold and I wish that those items made a larger impact on the game.  I don’t think I have ever made a huge profit off of selling.  This is something that I may work with in the future, but right now it seems like the bots control the economic infrustructure of the game, and that’s not helping.

Point 4:  Changing Character Details
Square…Dear Square please.  I wish they would make Fantasia craftable or purchaseable.  This would be a blessing.  If I want to change my appearance every day, why not.  Shouldn’t that be my choice.  Shouldn’t those options belong to the player.

Point 5:  PVP
Yes, we have all heard this before.  What are our PVP options?  Square has promised a number of updates focused on our PVP options but there isn’t much going for PVP right now.  I want to see a massive battle with multiple players.  I want Chaos.  I want some form of free battle PVP.  Like you see in Deathmatches.  All vs. All.  Let party’s form their own groups.  Let it be open and free.

Conclusion:
I want to see Final Fantasy XIV become a better game.  The basic game itself is amazing and offers quite a bit already.  But now the game is entering it’s first year, and the players who have been playing since the beginning need a little bit more to look forward to.  Something feasable.  Sellable ATMA would be a good start in my opinion.  But all the same a type of free market, or mini game to add to what we have would be a perfect addition.  Final Fantasy XIV needs more than it has currently, and based on posts from Reddit and other social media sites…Players are  getting bored.

 

 

FFXIV Speculations for Future Updates! Post #1

New mounts
Gladiator & Marauder are getting class specific mounts based on the number of HM Dungeons run in game once the update hits. A War Bear & War Lion. After embracing 200 HM dungeons with successful complete these mounts will become available for play.

New Frontline PVP
Frontline PVP will be introduced into the game at some point. It will be 24 players, 3 team PVP according to Yoshi.

Black Mage Balances
New balances will be added to Black Mage to reduce the clunkiness of the class and performance in Binding Coil.

New Class
Yes, a new class will be appearing. There is no confirmation as to which class will be appearing in game, but it is speculated that it will be either a gun wielding class/theif class. Maybe both. We have very little information. Yoshi will release more details @ E3 in June.

Golden Saucer
Yoshi has talked about a Golden Sacuer from FF7 appearing in game.

New Dungeons
A new dungeons is supposed to be coming soon. All we know about this new dungeon is that it will take place outdoors in an island setting, but will draw you inside for the final battle. For those that love scenery this should be a treat for you.

Appeance Changing
Fantasia will be coming to a market. For those players that want to change permanent appearance/race. Congratulations! It appears that your complaints were heard.

Chocobo Companion
There have been subtle hints that there will be a change in the way chocobo’s are used and can be customized in game. There are no details if a stat reset potion is in the works, but I’m sure some of us are crossing our fingers.

I will be further updating as I hear more details about future updates and speculations. Please put in your two cents if you know something that I don’t. Thanks for reading.

All details are based on information from: FFXIV Lodestone, Reddit, and other gaming sites. All information is subject to change at any time.

Dancing Mog Minions

We dance, they dance. We all dance! After patch 2.0 we recieved a number of new dances available. If you pay attention long enough you can see players dancing out in the streets. But I bet you didn’t know this. The mog minion recieved about a week ago along with the fat chocobo can dance too. In fact, if it comes near another mog from another player they will all dance together. So maybe now is the time to be merry and dance together before the release of patch 2.25 on Wednesday.

On another note. There is some excitement and wonderment as to what will be included in patch 2.25. I can’t wait to see what Square is offering this time and what’s in store.

Side note: Did anyone notice that in Sunken Temple of Quarn how the pillar that was doom proof is now gone? Yes, one of my favorite bugs is gone. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

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